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Croatia see off Greece to seal World Cup spot

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Croatia jails Serb paramilitary commander for war crimes

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Melania Trump threatens lawsuit over English class billboard

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Can a Wild Daisy Rejuvenate Croatia’s Farming Economy?
ZADAR, Croatia — For generations, residents of Zadar, an idyllic town on the Adriatic coast of Croatia, used the dry, stringy stems and yellow blossoms of a common variety of a wild daisy as kindling, mostly to singe the hair off pigs destined for the spit. But about five years ago, cosmetics manufacturers and the essential oils industry started using a rare extract from the flower — known as the curry plant for its spicy aroma — as a critical ingredient in high-end creams, ointments and tinctures, sold for their purported rejuvenating powers   Read More ...
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Cricket: Seven Northlanders set for Croatian battle
Northland will be well represented when the Kookaburra NZ Croatia XI take to Cornwall Park today. Former Northern Districts all-rounder Joey Yovich will captain the side as they take on the Auckland Developing Future Aces and he's joined by a host of others from the region. Dion Nash and James Marshall, from Dargaville and Warkworth respectively, headline the Northland contingent as former Black Caps and invited guests   Read More ...
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How Luka Modric went from rejected youth player to the best midfielder in the world
The Croatia captain has helped Los Blancos to three Champions League titles over the past four seasons, since joining from Tottenham in the summer of 2012. Right now, he is probably the world's best midfielder. However, the road to the top was not always smooth. Related Modric was born on September 9, 1985, in the city of Zadar, but grew up with his family in the nearby village of Modrici   Read More ...
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Croatia to give coach Zlatko Dalic new contract for 2018 World Cup
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic will have his contract extended after qualifying for the World Cup within weeks of being hired. The Croatian Football Federation says its executive committee will “verify this agreement” next week. Dalic took charge for Croatia’s final qualifying group game when coach Ante Cacic was fired after drawing with Finland 1-1 at home. Under Dalic, Croatia won in Ukraine 2-0, then in the playoffs eliminated Greece 4-1 on aggregate on Sunday   Read More ...
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Croatia qualify for the 2018 World Cup
Croatia qualified for the 2018 World Cup on Sunday by holding Greece to a 0-0 draw in the second leg of their play-off in Piraeus for a 4-1 win on aggregate. Zlatko Dalic’s men will be playing in their fifth World Cup in Russia next year, having only once failed to qualify in 2010. “We had a good match in Zagreb but it was difficult here   Read More ...
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Switzerland, Croatia seal World Cup spots
Croatia and Switzerland qualified for next year's World Cup after 0-0 draws with Greece and Northern Ireland respectively in their play-off second legs yesterday morning (Singapore time). Croatia, who had beaten Greece 4-1 in last week's first leg in Zagreb, will be playing in their fifth World Cup. "We had a good match in Zagreb, but it was difficult here. If we had won 1-0 (in the first leg), it would have been very difficult tonight," said Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic, who took over from the sacked Ante Cacic only last month   Read More ...
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Croatia cruise to World Cup berth in Russia
Athens: Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic heaped praise on his players after they saw off Greece with the minimum of fuss in their play-off tie on Sunday to seal a place at the 2018 World Cup. The impressive Croatians held Greece to a 0-0 draw at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium in Sunday’s second leg in Athens to complete a 4-1 aggregate victory — making it the fifth time they have qualified for the global showpiece since gaining independence in 1991   Read More ...
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Croatia makes the cut
Croatia and Switzerland booked their berths for next year’s World Cup after holding Greece and Northern Ireland respectively to goalless draws on Sunday. Despite the home side’s brave efforts, however, it was Croatia who came closest to scoring with Ivan Perisic hitting the post in the first half as the visitors qualified with ease for the showpiece in Russia. No team has overturned a 4-1 first leg deficit at this stage, while the Croatians have now not lost a major tournament playoff match on any of their five occasions   Read More ...
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Croatia qualify for World Cup with Greece draw
PIRAEUS (GREECE) (AFP) - Croatia qualified for the 2018 World Cup on Sunday by holding Greece to a 0-0 draw in the second leg of their play-off in Piraeus for a 4-1 win on aggregate. Zlatko Dalic's men will be playing in their fifth World Cup in Russia next year, having only once failed to qualify in 2010. A strong defensive performance, especially in the second half, was enough for Croatia to leave the Karaisiakis Stadium with a comfortable victory over the two legs after winning 4-1 on Thursday   Read More ...
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Updated: Switzerland, Croatia reach World Cup after 0-0 draws with Northern Ireland, Greece
Switzerland earned a spot at the World Cup by holding Northern Ireland to a 0-0 draw Sunday. The result gave the Swiss a 1-0 aggregate win following its first-leg victory in Belfast when a disputed penalty made the difference. In the final minutes on a muddy field in Basel, Switzerland defender Ricardo Rodriguez knocked a goal-bound header from Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans off the line after a corner   Read More ...
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Soccer: Croatia qualifies for World Cup after 0-0 draw with Greece
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Croatia qualified for the 2018 World Cup finals after a 0-0 draw in the second leg of the playoffs against Greece on Sunday. With a considerable advantage from Thursday's 4-1 victory in Zagreb, Croatia easily held off the Greek hosts as they pressed for an upset. Croatia came closest to scoring in the 42nd minute when Ivan Perisic's powerful shot ricocheted off Greece's left post, with goalkeeper Orestis Karezis well beaten   Read More ...
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Croatia qualify for WCup with Greece draw - Capital Sports
Croatia qualified for the 2018 World Cup on Sunday by holding Greece to a 0-0 draw in the second leg of their play-off in Piraeus for a 4-1 win on aggregate. Zlatko Dalic’s men will be playing in their fifth World Cup in Russia next year, having only once failed to qualify in 2010. “We had a good match in Zagreb but it was difficult here   Read More ...
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Croatia qualify for 2018 World Cup after 0-0 draw with Greece
Croatia qualified for the 2018 World Cup finals after a 0-0 draw in the second leg of the playoffs against Greece on Sunday. With a considerable advantage from Thursday’s 4-1 victory in Zagreb, Croatia easily held off the Greek hosts as they pressed for an upset. Croatia came closest to scoring in the 42nd minute when Ivan Perisic’s powerful shot ricocheted off Greece’s left post, with goalkeeper Orestis Karezis well beaten   Read More ...
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Croatia make World Cup after Greece draw
Piraeus, Greece: Croatia qualified for the 2018 World Cup on Sunday by holding Greece to a 0-0 draw in the second leg of their play-off in Piraeus for a 4-1 win on aggregate. Zlatko Dalic’s men will be playing in their fifth World Cup in Russia next year, having only once failed to qualify in 2010. A strong defensive performance, especially in the second half, was enough for Croatia to leave the Karaisiakis Stadium with a comfortable victory over the two legs after winning 4-1 on Thursday   Read More ...
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Croatia tepati ramalan ke Piala Dunia
PIRAEUS (Greece): Croatia layak ke Piala Dunia 2018 selepas terikat tanpa jaringan dengan Greece dalam aksi playoff kedua di Piraeus, dan mara dengan agregat 4-1, sebentar tadi. Skuad bimbingan Zlatko Dalic itu akan beraksi di pusingan akhir Piala Dunia buat kali kelima di Russia pada tahun depan, selepas hanya sekali gagal layak pada edisi 2010. Corak bertahan yang berkesan terutama di babak kedua sudah cukup untuk membolehkan Croatia meninggalkan Stadium Karaisiakis dengan kenangan manis, selepas mereka menang 4-1 pada playoff pertama pada Khamis lalu   Read More ...
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Croatia see off Greece to seal World Cup spot
ATHENS (Reuters) - Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic heaped praise on his players after they saw off Greece with the minimum of fuss in their playoff tie on Sunday to seal a place at the 2018 World Cup. The impressive Croatians held Greece to a 0-0 draw at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium in Sunday’s second leg in Athens to complete a 4-1 aggregate victory – making it the fifth time they have qualified for the global showpiece since gaining independence in 1991   Read More ...
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Greece 0 Croatia 0 (1-4 agg): Modric, Rakitic et al book ticket to Russia
Croatia maintained their unbeaten record in play-off matches and Dalic will hope that getting his country to the finals is enough to win him the job long-term. QUALIFIED! Congratulations, Croatia! They qualify for a nd consecutive #WorldCup and their th in total! #WCQ pic.twitter.com/GbydR3E89i. — #WCQ (@FIFAWorldCup) Though a throaty roar greeted the first whistle, the home side's lack of invention soon muted the crowd and off-target long-range efforts from Anastasios Bakasetas and Sokratis Papastathopoulos were all Greece had to show for a soporific first half   Read More ...
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Modric wants Dalic to lead Croatia at World Cup
Croatia captain Luka Modric backed coach Zlatko Dalic to lead the nation in Russia after qualifying for the 2018 World Cup on Sunday. A 0-0 draw against Greece in Piraeus was enough for Croatia to advance from their play-off 4-1 on aggregate, reaching the World Cup for a fifth time. Dalic replaced Ante Cacic as coach in early October, leading his team to two wins and Sunday's draw and to the showpiece event   Read More ...
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Greece 0-0 Croatia (1-4 agg): First leg thumping enough to secure Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic's place at World Cup
Croatia have qualified for the World Cup finals in Russia next summer. The goalless draw with Greece on Sunday night was enough to secure their place at the competition, following their 4-1 win on the first leg. Ivan Perisic was the closest on the night, as his effort from distance smashed off the post just minutes before the half-time interval. Greece saw an effort ruled out for offside with 15 minutes remaining, but the tie was already beyond them at that point   Read More ...
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For Modric And Croatia: Next Stop Russia 2018
Luka Modric and his compatriots will be one of the 32 nations taking photographs in Moscow’s Red Square next summer. Lenin’s tomb, St. Basil’s Cathedral, and the massive walls of the Kremlin are already poised and stationed for every photo opportunity. That is of course when they aren’t playing football. Croatia, the often underperforming yet fully talented powerhouse of the Balkans, played to a nil-nil draw with Greece in the second leg of their playoff match in Piraeus on Sunday night   Read More ...
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FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying: Swiss scrape into World Cup with 0-0 draw against Northern Ireland, Croatia see off Greece
Switzerland scraped into next year's World Cup, their fourth finals in a row, after being held to a goalless draw at home by a valiant and workmanlike Northern Ireland who came desperately close to forcing extra-time on Sunday. The Swiss qualified 1-0 on aggregate, the tie ultimately being decided by the hugely controversial penalty converted by Ricardo Rodriguez in the first leg in Belfast on Thursday   Read More ...
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Croatia qualify for World Cup with Greece draw
PIRAEUS, Greece: Croatia qualified for the 2018 World Cup on Sunday (Nov 12) by holding Greece to a 0-0 draw in the second leg of their play-off in Piraeus for a 4-1 win on aggregate. Zlatko Dalic's men will be playing in their fifth World Cup in Russia next year, having only once failed to qualify in 2010. A strong defensive performance, especially in the second half, was enough for Croatia to leave the Karaisiakis Stadium with a comfortable victory over the two legs after winning 4-1 on Thursday   Read More ...
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US court rejects Croatia WWII victims suit that sought $3.5 billion damages
ZAGREB, Croatia — A US court has rejected a suit filed by victims of Croatia’s pro-Nazi WWII regime and their relatives who were seeking $3.5 billion (2.9 billion euros) in damages, Croatian authorities said Friday. The group wanted compensation from the Croatian government for property seized from ethnic Serbs, Roma and Jews during the war. A Chicago court rejected Thursday the suit launched in 2016 after four hearings held to “discuss formal prerequisites to conduct the proceedings,” a Croatian foreign ministry statement read   Read More ...
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Canberra FC spares no expenses hosting the 2017 Croatian soccer tournament
Canberra FC is expecting more than 5000 players and spectators to attend the Croatian soccer tournament, which will return to the capital this weekend for the first time since 2004. The Canberra club has been bidding for the past five years for the rights to host the massive event and it will be the fifth time the Deakin-based club has held the tournament   Read More ...
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Ex-Serbian commander 'Captain Dragan' jailed for 15 years over murder, torture war crimes
A Croatian court has sentenced a former Serbian paramilitary commander and Australian citizen to 15 years in prison for war crimes in the 1990s. The municipal court in the coastal town of Split found Dragan Vasiljkovic, also known as Captain Dragan and Daniel Snedden, guilty of the killings and torture of imprisoned Croatian civilians and troops while he was a rebel Serb commander during the 1991 to 1995 Croatian war   Read More ...
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Ex-rebel Serb commander sentenced to 15 years in Croatia
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Croatian court sentenced on Tuesday a former Serb paramilitary commander and Australian citizen to 15 years in prison for war crimes in the 1990s, including the killing and torture of prisoners. Judges at the municipal court in the coastal town of Split said that Dragan Vasiljkovic, also known as Captain Dragan and Daniel Snedden, is guilty of war crimes while he commanded Croatian Serb rebels during the 1991-95 war when Serbs took up arms against Croatia's secession from Yugoslavia   Read More ...
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Serbian-Australian former paramilitary commander Dragan Vasiljkovic jailed for war crimes
Zagreb: A Croatian court on Tuesday sentenced a former Serbian paramilitary commander to 15 years in prison for torturing and killing soldiers and civilians during Croatia's 1991-95 independence war. Dragan Vasiljkovic, 62, who has dual Serbian and Australian citizenship, was charged with violating the Geneva Convention by torturing and killing captive Croatian soldiers and police in the rebel stronghold of Knin and for crimes near the towns of Glina and Benkovac in 1991 and 1993   Read More ...
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Croatia jails Serb paramilitary commander for war crimes
ZAGREB (Reuters) - A Croatian court on Tuesday sentenced a Serb former paramilitary commander to 15 years in prison for torturing and killing soldiers and civilians during Croatia's 1991-95 independence war. Dragan Vasiljkovic, 62, who has dual Serbian and Australian citizenship, was charged with violating the Geneva Convention by torturing and killing captive Croatian soldiers and police in the rebel stronghold of Knin and for crimes near the towns of Glina and Benkovac in 1991 and 1993   Read More ...
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Croatia jails Serb paramilitary commander for war crimes
ZAGREB (Reuters) - A Croatian court on Tuesday sentenced a Serb former paramilitary commander to 15 years in prison for torturing and killing soldiers and civilians during Croatia’s 1991-95 independence war. Dragan Vasiljkovic, 62, who has dual Serbian and Australian citizenship, was charged with violating the Geneva Convention by torturing and killing captive Croatian soldiers and police in the rebel stronghold of Knin and for crimes near the towns of Glina and Benkovac in 1991 and 1993   Read More ...
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Croatia jails Serb paramilitary commander for war crimes
ZAGREB: A Croatian court on Tuesday sentenced a Serb former paramilitary commander to 15 years in prison for torturing and killing soldiers and civilians during Croatia's 1991-95 independence war. Dragan Vasiljkovic, 62, who has dual Serbian and Australian citizenship, was charged with violating the Geneva Convention by torturing and killing captive Croatian soldiers and police in the rebel stronghold of Knin and for crimes near the towns of Glina and Benkovac in 1991 and 1993   Read More ...
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Ex-rebel Serb commander sentenced to 15 years in Croatia
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A Croatian court has sentenced a former Serb paramilitary commander and Australian citizen to 15 years in prison for war crimes in the 1990s. The municipal court in the coastal town of Split said Tuesday that Dragan Vasiljkovic, also known as Captain Dragan and Daniel Snedden, is guilty of the killings and torture of imprisoned Croatian civilians and troops while he was a rebel Serb commander during the 1991-95 Croatian war   Read More ...
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Heavy rainstorm hits southern Croatia
Two hours of intensive rain hit the southern part of Croatia causing enormous flooding in Dubrovnik. Some however, enjoyed it more than others.   Read More ...
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Kuwaiti Parliementary Group members visit Croatia
VIENNA, Sept 23 (KUNA) -- The 3rd Kuwaiti Parliementary Friendship Group held talks with Croatian counterparts Saturday aiming at enhancing existing relations. Kuwaiti Embassy in Czech in statement received by KUNA said that the parliamentary delegation consisting of MPs Rakan AL-Nusif and Mubarak Al-Harees met with a number of senior Czech officials including Mayor, Speaker of Croatian Parliament and Croatian-Kuwaiti Friendship parliamentary Committee   Read More ...
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Slovenia cancels PMs meeting with Croatia amid border row
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's Prime Minister Miro Cerar has canceled a planned visit next week to Croatia as tensions rose over a border dispute between the two European Union neighbors. Official STA news agency says Cerar reacted after Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic told the United Nations General Assembly an arbitration ruling in the dispute was not valid. Croatia does not recognize the June decision by a Netherlands-based international panel and won't implement it   Read More ...
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Slovenian PM cancels visit to Croatia in border arbitration row
LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar has canceled a visit to Croatia planned for Sept. 27 amid a dispute over a border arbitration ruling, Cerar’s cabinet said on Friday. Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic had told the U.N. General Assembly that the June ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration determining parts of the countries’ shared sea and land border was not valid   Read More ...
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How Melania Trump forced a Croatia language school to remove its billboards
An English language school in the Croatian capital, Zagreb, was forced to pull its advertising billboards after US First Lady Melania Trump threatened to sue over the use of her image and, quite possibly, for ridiculing her heavy accent. The billboards featured a picture of Trump alongside the slogan, “Just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English   Read More ...
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Croatian electric car maker gets 30 mln euros from Chinese investor
Croatian electric vehicle manufacturer Rimac Automobili has closed a 30-million-euro deal with China-based Camel Group Ltd., the Croatian company announced here on Tuesday evening. It is the single largest foreign direct investment in a Croatian technology company, according to a statement from the company. "This investment will help us further accelerate growth, introduce new products to the market and expand our global presence   Read More ...
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Slovenian, Croatian PMs to meet in Zagreb on 27 September
New York - Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar will pay a visit to Zagreb on 27 September for talks with his Croatian counterpart Andrej Plenković. The date was agreed as the pair met on the margins of the UN General Assembly session in New York on Tuesday. "I agreed with my counterpart Plenković to meet on the 27th in Zagreb, where we will continue the discussion on the border between Slovenia and Croatia   Read More ...
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Melania Trump Was on Billboards in Croatia – Until Her Lawyers Had Them Taken Down
Melania Trump was briefly the face of an English language school in Croatia – until her lawyers found out about it. Billboards that featured the first lady’s image and the slogan “Just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English,” have been removed from locations throughout Croatia’s capital city, Zagreb, this week, reported the Associated Press. According to the AP, the billboards were part of a marketing campaign for a private English language school – American Institute – in Zagreb   Read More ...
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Melania Trump threatens lawsuit over English class billboard
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Billboards featuring Melania Trump and the slogan "just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English" were removed Tuesday from the Croatian capital after her lawyer threatened a lawsuit. The billboards were part of a marketing campaign by a private English language school in Zagreb, which tried to persuade Croats to learn English by reminding them of the Slovenian-born U   Read More ...
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